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Planning ahead for a wedding


Big plans for a big day

If you like to plan, then you’ll love to plan a wedding. Down to the little details. It’s a big day when nothing should be left out. Listing out all the costs will give you a sense of control and help you prepare to make that day as perfect as it can be.

Think of all the things that you need for your wedding. The venue, the number of guests, catering, rings, the dress, photography and entertainment. Keep a column for the costs, another for possible cash gifts and of course, add a little buffer because there’s always the extra guest and the last minute run over in costs.

Planning for the big day

Brendan and Colin wanted the perfect wedding. They had a good idea of thir budget, but when they costed out every detail, they realised it was going to cost more than they had. Luckily, they were planning well in advance, so they saved as much as they could by shopping more carefully, eating in, and skipping luxuries. They kept track of their goal and when they realised that savings weren’t going to be enough, they agreed a small loan to make up the difference, budgeting for the repayments in their plan as well.

Wedding budgeting

Weddings are expensive, but worth it. We have some simple steps that can help you work it all out


Saving for your wedding

All the while you’re planning, why not put money aside each month so you’ve cash ready when the day comes along


Manage your money

Find helpful tips on how to better manage your money